Skip header and navigation

Refine By

61 records – page 1 of 7.

Aletris Cordial bottle

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact7890
Dates
1890
1920
1890-1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
Accession Number
1980.18.271
Description
A cylindrical bottle with rounded shoulders, a narrow neck, and a pronounced lip; corked; paper label.
  1 image  
Accession Number
1980.18.271
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Other
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- hemagogue/emmenagogue -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
A cylindrical bottle with rounded shoulders, a narrow neck, and a pronounced lip; corked; paper label.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mr. Dean Charters.
Maker
Rio Chemical Co.
Site Made (City)
St. Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1920
1890-1920
Material
glass: amber
cork: brown
paper: yellow; brown
Inscriptions
Printed on label: "ALETRIS CORDIAL // MEDICAL PROPERTIES // UTERINE TONIC & RESTORATIVE // INDICATIONS // AMENORRHEA, DYSMENORRHEA // LEUCORRHEA PROLAPSUS // UTERI TO PREVENT MISCARRIAGE & // IT GRADUALLY RESTORES // NORMAL ACTION TO THE UTERUS AND // IMPARTS VIGOR TO THE UTERINE SYSTEM // RIO CHEMICAL CO. // ST. LOUIS USA"; embossed on the bottle: "Rio Chemical Co., St Louis, Mo, USA"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-4 Box 4 Row D
Length
14.5 cm
Diameter
6.1 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Copy Type
Original
Research Facts
From Mr. Dean Charters' thirty-year-old pharmacy collection.
Images
Less detail

Antikamnia & Codeine tablets

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact14637
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890 - 1910
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
016022043
Description
Rectangular hinged metal pill container with company name and directions typed on the lid and bottom of container.
  2 images  
Accession Number
016022043
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Pain -- drug therapy
Description
Rectangular hinged metal pill container with company name and directions typed on the lid and bottom of container.
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
Antikamnia Chemical Company
Site Made (City)
St. Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1910
circa 1890 - 1910
Material
metal: silver, black, cream
Inscriptions
Printed on top of container: “PHYSICIAN SAMPLE // 5 Gr. // ANTIKAMNIA & CODEINE // TABLETS // 4 ¾ Gr ANTIKAMNIA. ¼ Gr SULPH CODEINE // REGISTERED SEPT 3 1890 // MANUFACTURED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA // BY THE ANTIKAMNIA CHEMICAL CO. // ST. LOUIS. MO,. U.S.A. // British Depot: 46 Kalborn Viaduct, London E.C” directions printed on bottom
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-4 Row E
Length
4.4
Width
3.5
Depth
0.5
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor chiping of paint off of container; does not open; can hear something inside.
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Anitikamnian Chemical Company. Window Through Time
The Deadly Pain Medicine Sold by Skeletons. Bess Lovejoy
Research Facts
Antikamnia varied over time, its principal ingredient was always acetanilide, a coal tar derivative. Acetanilide had the unfortunate side effect of producing cyanosis, meaning it turned extremities blue from a lack of oxygen. Deaths related to the ingredient were reported as early as 1891.
The medicine was never patented and wasn’t a prescription drug, the Anitikamnia Drug Company marketed the tablets aggressively through direct mailing and promotional products to doctors in the hope that they would be persuaded to recommend it to their patients.
The tablets were marketed to treat "La Grippe, Influenza and all Grippal Conditions, Pneumonia, Bronchitis, Deep Seated Coughs, Neuroses of the Larynx etc, etc”. It was also handy to be taken as a preventative before participating in sports or even going out shopping.
Half a century later Julius Axelrod discovered that what acetanilide produces when metabolised is paracetamol, we take this medication today and it is called Tylenol. So, Antikamnia may just have been effective as a pain-killer.
Images
Less detail

Barnes suction tube

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11672
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
Accession Number
997034454
Description
An angled metal hollow angular tube; Barnes suction tube with finger blade and finger cut-off; thin wall, large lumen.
  1 image  
Accession Number
997034454
Collection
Kingston General Hospital Operating Room Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Otolaryngology
MeSH Heading
Surgical Equipment
MM= Suction and Drainage -- tube
Description
An angled metal hollow angular tube; Barnes suction tube with finger blade and finger cut-off; thin wall, large lumen.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Used in the KGH operating room.
Maker
Storz
Site Made (City)
St. Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Date Remarks
Stainless steel used for surgical instruments from 1920 onwards.
Material
metal: silver
Inscriptions
"Storz USA // Stainless" stamped into metal on finger blade.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E2-3
Dimension Notes
Length 11.4 cm x Width 4.0 cm x Depth 2.0 cm
Condition Remarks
No stains, no corrosion.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Surgical Instrument Catalog," 9th ed., Storz Instrument Co., 1966, p. 153 (item #N-2412) (please see photocopy); CD #1.
Research Facts
This is used to evacuate fluids from surgical site.
Images
Less detail

Bromo Quinine blotter

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2470
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001433
Description
Cardboard blotter for Laxative Bromo-Quinine Tablets; front: "Bromo Quinine" in red and "3-D" letters; a hand points to the underlined "o" in "Bromo"; on the left-hand side is a facsimile of a box of such tablets (looks like a matchbook) in blue and red; everything is done in blue or red ink; a blu…
  1 image  
Accession Number
996001433
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Common Cold -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Influenza -- drug therapy -- advertisements
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Cardboard blotter for Laxative Bromo-Quinine Tablets; front: "Bromo Quinine" in red and "3-D" letters; a hand points to the underlined "o" in "Bromo"; on the left-hand side is a facsimile of a box of such tablets (looks like a matchbook) in blue and red; everything is done in blue or red ink; a blue rod with knobs at both ends separates the box from the rest of the car; very simple advertising; back: blue absorbent blotting paper.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, July 15, 1995 (before).
Maker
Paris Medicine Co. (product)
Site Made (City)
St. Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Date Remarks
Unsure of date of card; could be from WWI (because of the use of acetanilide); product around in 1905, maybe even earlier, card definitely later
Material
paper: cream
ink: red, blue
Inscriptions
"Laxative // Take BROMO // QUININE // Tablets // Look for this Signature // on each Box // E.W. Grove // For // COLDS // GRIP or // INFLUENZA // Genuine Bromo Quinine // is packed in this Box. EACH TABLET CONTAINS // 1 1/2 GRAIN ACETANILIDE // DOES NOT AFFECT HEAD LIKE SULPHATE OF QUININE"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6 Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 22.6 cm. x Width: 9.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Large stain along top front, caused the ink to smudge and run in the first 'O' and 'M' in 'BROMO'; back is clean and no bends or tears can be seen
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Remedies and Rackets" by James Cook, pp. 99, 135; "American Health Quackery" by James Harvey
Young, p. 71 (picture); "Nostrums and Quackery" by Arthur J. Cramp, pp. 517-5188
Research Facts
Contained a lot more phenac tin (heart-depressing and habit-forming) than quinine; Grove Laboratories had a subsidiary called Clayton Laboratories (St. Louis) which distributed Citroid, bestselling bioflavinoid cold cure of 1957; Grove also makes Four-Way Cold Tablets and Pozo Ointment for piles; Bromo-Quinine contains yellow phenophthalein, a cathartic drug; the reason laxative contained in a cold tablet was that people felt that flushing out the system was healthy and would help get rid of the cold-- it does not; once advertised as "Cures a Cold in One Day"; light brown pills, faint odour and bitter taste; stamped with "L.B.Q."; during WWI switched from acetphenetidin to acetanilid because of cost.
Images
Less detail

Cactina Pillets

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact2375
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001296 a-d
Description
(a) Small amber glass 8-sided octagonal bottle with cylindrical nack; the bottle contains 100 cactina pillets and cotton stuffing in the neck; there is a paper label glued onto the bottle front; (b) screw-on metal lid for (a); (c) instruction/dosage paper label which can be glued onto the bottle (l…
Accession Number
996001296 a-d
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
(a) Small amber glass 8-sided octagonal bottle with cylindrical nack; the bottle contains 100 cactina pillets and cotton stuffing in the neck; there is a paper label glued onto the bottle front; (b) screw-on metal lid for (a); (c) instruction/dosage paper label which can be glued onto the bottle (licked); (d) one-piece cardboard box with flaps at top and bottom (open and close); made to house (a); lists product information.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - medicine bottle - Size: Length 5.4 cm. x Width 2.3 cm. x Depth 1.6 cm.
b - bottle lid - Size: x Width 0.8 cm. x Diameter1.7 cm.
c - instruction label - Size: Length 3.3 cm. x Width 1.6 cm.
d - cardboard box - Size: Length 5.7 cm. x Width 2.6 cm. x Depth 1.8 cm.
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection from Goodrich, USA in Oct.1993.
Maker
O D Peacock Sultan Co.
Site Made (City)
St. Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
paper: white
cardboard: green; red
glass: amber
metal: yellow
Inscriptions
(a) Bottle back embossed with, "O. P. S. // Co. // ST LOUIS // U.S.A."; bottle label reads, "100 // Cactina // Pillets // A Homeopathic // Preparation of // Mexican Cactus // Grandiflorus // O D PEACOCK // SULTAN CO., // St. Louis, Mo." (front); (side) "CAUTION - Federal Law Prohibits Dispen- // sing Without Prescrip // tion. Made in U.S.A."; other side reads, "ADULT DOSE: One to // three pillets three // times a day"; (b) lid reads, "SULTAN"; (c) label reads, "Take Pillets // every hour // Dr."; (d) cardboard box lists the same information as the bottle label
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-5 Row D
Condition Remarks
(a) Bottle is unused and still contains the original pillets and cotton in the inside bottle neck; the label on the bottle is unstained and shows no wear or tears; (b) lid shows no corrosion; (c) label has no staining, tears or wear; glue is still on the back; (d) cardboard box shows no tears or wear and only very minor staining at the back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, p. 19
Less detail
Dates
1914
circa 1914
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001633
Description
Paper calendar for the Herrick Medicine Co.; front cover is a complete wreck; inside has monthly calendars, weather forecasts, quotations and advertisements for various Herrick products and others (like Swaim's Panacea); 16 double-sided pages
  2 images  
Accession Number
996001633
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Paper calendar for the Herrick Medicine Co.; front cover is a complete wreck; inside has monthly
calendars, weather forecasts, quotations and advertisements for various Herrick products and others
(like Swaim's Panacea); 16 double-sided pages
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
Dr. Herrick's Family Medicine Co.
Site Made (City)
St. Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1914
circa 1914
Date Remarks
Calendar is for 1915, so probably published in 1914
Material
paper: black
Inscriptions
"NATIONAL CAL [ripped] // OR // HERRICK'S [ripped] // 1915 [ripped] // Being until July 4th the
139th of America [ripped] // Containing much useful and interesting information [ripped] // pie.
Including the Astronomical Calculations for vario [ripped] ..." and so on
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 19.7 cm. x Width: 13.5 cm.
Condition Remarks
Very age/sun discoloured; cover is a mess with several large pieces missing and a fabric-like
white "tape" holding other pieces in place; inside pages have a couple of rips, but minimal staining
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Nostrums & Quackery" Vol. II, p. 584; "The Toadstool Millionaires" by James Harvey Young, pp.
105, 122, 37, 58-66, 73-74, 83, 109, 127, 137, 166, 180, 205, 251; CD #8
Research Facts
James F. Ballard charged and found guilty of "false and fraudulent advertising and applied knowingly
and in reckless and wanton desregard of their truth or falsity"; fined $30 and costs; Sept.
12, 1916; Swaim's Panacea owed much of its success to delicious flavour; symbol for product was
of Hercules killing the Hydra; had several testimonials from important professionals like Dr. W.
Gibson and Dr. N. Chapman; basically a sarsaparilla syrup with gaultheria (oil of Wintergreen),
giving a very pleasant taste, and mercury, despite his claim that it cured mercurial poisoning;
James Ballard produced many patent medicines under his name and acquired the rights to others
which were well-established in public favour, incuding Swaim's Panacea
Images
Less detail

canal point boxes

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13341
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
Accession Number
010020219 a-d
Description
Two boxes of dental canal points; cylindrical brown wooden boxes (a, b) with white paper labels printed with black ink; labels state product, size, manufacturing information; each box is filled with thin brown metal cylinders of various sizes with flat ends; each box has one cylindrical brown woode…
  1 image  
Accession Number
010020219 a-d
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Dental
MeSH Heading
Dentistry, Operative
Root Canal Therapy
Description
Two boxes of dental canal points; cylindrical brown wooden boxes (a, b) with white paper labels printed with black ink; labels state product, size, manufacturing information; each box is filled with thin brown metal cylinders of various sizes with flat ends; each box has one cylindrical brown wooden cap (c, d) that rests atop the box.
Number Of Parts
4
Part Names
a - box - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
b - box - Size: Length 4.0 cm x Diam. 1.1 cm
c - cap - Size: Depth 1.0 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
d - cap - Size: Depth 1.0 cm x Diam. 1.3 cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa)
Maker
Young Dental Mfg. Co.
Site Made (City)
St. Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
1930
circa 1900-1930
Date Remarks
Based on supplier's catalogue
Material
wood: brown
paper: white
ink: black
metal: brown
Inscriptions
(a) Printed on label: "small - 2 // SILVE // CANAL POIN // No. 5 // As suggested by // Dr. E. A. Jasper, D.D // MADE IN U.S.A. // Young Dental Mfg // St. Louis Mo."; (b) printed on label: "small - 2o // SILVER // CANAL POIN // No. 4 // As suggested by // Dr. E. A. Jasper, D.D // MADE IN U.S.A. // Young Dental Mfg. // St. Louis Mo."; handwritten on label: "LARGE // 6"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-B
Condition Remarks
Scotch tape remnants on labels; labels are ripped in places; points are slightly tarnished
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
“S.S. White Dental Catalog, Catalog-G”, S.S. White Dental Mfg. Co., 1915, p. 16 (similar to Gutta-Percha root canal points)
CD #10
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; canal points are used to fill root canals.
Images
Less detail

The care of the patient in surgery, including techniques, 3rd ed. [book]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13812
Dates
1958
Collection
Reference Library Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
REF WY 161 A375 1958
Description
840 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Accession Number
REF WY 161 A375 1958
Author
Edythe Louise Alexander, R.N., B.S., M.A.
Collection
Reference Library Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Perioperative Nursing
Nursing Care
Reference Books
Description
840 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
From donor: 000.014.
Item is part of the nursing history collection
Maker
C. V. Mosby Company
Site Made (City)
St. Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1958
Permanent Location
Bookshelves
Dimension Notes
Length 25.4 cm x Width 17.9 cm x Depth 3.7 cm
Copy Type
Original
Less detail

Care of the patient in surgery, including techniques, 4th ed. [book]

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact13813
Dates
1967
Collection
Reference Library Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
Accession Number
REF WY 161 A375 1967
Description
xvi, 898 p. : ill. (part col.) ; 26 cm.
Accession Number
REF WY 161 A375 1967
Author
Edythe Louise Alexander, R.N., B.S., M.A., et al.
Collection
Reference Library Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Publications
MeSH Heading
Perioperative Nursing
Nursing Care
Reference Books
Description
xvi, 898 p. : ill. (part col.) ; 26 cm.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Item is part of the nursing history collection
Maker
C. V. Mosby Company
Site Made (City)
St. Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1967
Permanent Location
Bookshelves
Dimension Notes
Length 26.0 cm x Width 18.1 cm x Depth 4.4 cm
Copy Type
Original
Less detail

Caulk's prostatic cautery punch

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact5524
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
Accession Number
1957.3.1 a-k
Description
Prostatic cautery punch, consisting of (a) needle in a long, angular handle that can hold a syringe; (b) straight sheath with a slight curve near a tapered, blunt tip; (c) punch tube, sharp, hollow at tip, small handle at 90° to tube, short cord, and has a heated cutting edge; (d) obturator; (e) as…
  1 image  
Accession Number
1957.3.1 a-k
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Diagnostic & Treatment Artifacts
Classification
Urology
MeSH Heading
Urology -- instrumentation
Cautery
Description
Prostatic cautery punch, consisting of (a) needle in a long, angular handle that can hold a syringe; (b) straight sheath with a slight curve near a tapered, blunt tip; (c) punch tube, sharp, hollow at tip, small handle at 90° to tube, short cord, and has a heated cutting edge; (d) obturator; (e) aspirating bulb and nozzle; (f) stylet (?), a long, straight wire with a loop at one end and threaded at the other; (g) a brown, cloth-covered cord; one end has two contacts for a battery, and the other end fits to (i); (h) stylet (?), a long, straight wire with a loop at one end and threaded at the other; (i) light bulb and swinging lens, fits to cord (g) and light holder on (b); (j) black rubber (?) cord; (k) brown wooden case, crude and lightweight; a few pieces of wood are nailed into the bottom as compartments.
Number Of Parts
11
Part Names
a - needle - Size: Length 26.0 cm
b - sheath - Size: Length 25.5 cm
c - punch tube - Size: Length 22.5 cm
d - obturator - Size: Length 22.75 cm
e - bulb and nozzle - Size: Length 28.0 cm
f - stylet - Size: Length 26.5 cm
g - cord - Size: Length 193.0 cm
h - stylet - Size: Length 26.5 cm
i - light bulb
j - cord
k - case - Size: Length 36.5 cm x Width 12.0 cm x Depth 5.75 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; donated by Dr. W.P. Hogarth of Fort William, Ont.
Maker
Wm. A. Phillips, Medical and Dental Electrical Specialties
Site Made (City)
St. Louis
Site Made (State)
Missouri
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
metal: silver
wood: brown
rubber (?): black; reddish brown
glass
fabric: brown
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-E7-8
Condition Remarks
Note that (a-j) do not fit well in case; #2: rubber requires special treatment.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
"Urology," Vol. VII No. 4, April 1976, p. 417, fig. 6; CD #UHN
Research Facts
This is a modification of Young's punch; prostatic cautery punch for operation on high frequency electrical current.
Images
Less detail

61 records – page 1 of 7.